How to capitalise on the pandemic and import cheaper gas

The coronavirus pandemic will affect everything and there is no reason to believe that the energy supply chain will be any different....

Listen. Read. Play: The Storykit story

The key to any good business initiative is choosing the right market, especially if you are planning on offering something that is...

What’s an American serial entrepreneur doing in Pakistan? Changing the way you bank, that’s what

In September 2018, 29-year old college drop out and serial entrepreneur Brandon Timinsky was invited to come visit Pakistan by an old...

The one stop solution to climate, social ills, and tax evasion: Sin tax

It’s really not as ridiculous as it sounds, because it has been done before. We just need to figure out what would work for us

No PM, you’re wrong. We can afford a shutdown. Here’s how

A combination of cash transfers and government stimulus is necessary and doable as a temporary response to prevent massive loss of life and permanent damage to the nation's healthcare infrastructure

Can local financial data service providers compete with Bloomberg?

With nearly all local data service providers calling themselves the ‘Bloomberg of Pakistan’, will the real Bloomberg please stand up?

The great big Profit survey of the COVID-19 pandemic

For anyone who has lived in Karachi, particularly in the 1990s and late 2000s, the current scenes in Pakistan’s largest city are...

The Lahore High Court decision that could transform Pakistan’s mortgage market

On March 10, a five-member bench of the Lahore High Court issued a 103 page judgement on the issue of mortgaged property,...

UIPT in Punjab has just gone digital, but what did it take to get here?

The Pakistan Tehreek i Insaaf (PTI) government has had a few hallmark policies and talking points. As the anti-corruption party, from the...

Indus Motors: is the worst over for Toyota in Pakistan?

It is a well-established fact that 2019 was not kind to the automobile sector. Auto assemblers across Pakistan faced exorbitantly high production...

Can Naushaba Shahzad turn FWBL around before it is too late?

If you are a woman in Pakistan, and you have a bank account, congratulations! You are one of the lucky few. This...

In case you’re wondering, inflation is not good for consumer goods companies either

Pakistani consumer companies just cannot seem to get a break. It does not matter whether you are Nestle, Bata, or even Glaxo:...

As Thar power plants come online, Engro’s profits soar

There are no two ways about it: Engro had a great year in 2019. Revenue was up 32%, which is no mean...

Unity Foods: the former textile company that made a killing in edible oils

About three years ago, a company called Taha Spinning Mills had an epiphany. It took a good look at the crisis in...

Despite growing competition, Adamjee Insurance remains the dominant player

A fact: Adamjee Insurance is outperforming almost all of its peers, and with Pakistan’s insurance industry still in its nascent stages and...